NTPC Board of Directors is comprised of the following individuals appointed by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT):
Corporate Secretary (NTPC):
NTPC Senior Leadership Team
Noel Voykin, President and Chief Executive Officer
Noel joined the Northwest Territories Power Corporation on April 1, 2019. His passion for electrical and utility systems started while he was working as an Electrical Generating System Technologist in the Canadian Armed Forces. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
He joined TransAlta Utilities where he learned the utility business through his exposure to domestic and international operations. After leaving TransAlta, Noel joined a consulting firm where he led the utility and electrical engineering practice, providing service to the mining industry. He returned to the utility industry as a Key Account Business Representative managing SaskPower’s business interactions with oil companies and negotiated contracts for large industrial loads.
In 2008, Noel joined Cameco Corporation’s major projects division, and led both the project services and infrastructure engineering groups. He continued at Cameco as the Director Mining, Metallurgy and Geo-Environmental Engineering. Following an internal reorganization, he took on innovation, research, development & commercialization and technical oversight for worldwide operations.
Belinda Whitford, Chief Financial Officer
Belinda has almost 20 years of utility finance experience and was NTPC's controller for over 4 years before assuming the role of CFO in April 2016. Teamwork is a focus for this Chartered Professional Accountant in leading all financial aspects of the Corporation including financial reporting, budgeting and regulatory affairs, treasury and risk management, internal audit and continuous improvement, logistics, and communications.
Vacant, Chief Operating Officer
Vacant, Director, NT Energy
Mike Ocko, Director, Thermal Operations
Mike has 30 years of experience in the utility industry and thermal power generation. He joined the Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) in 1989 working in thermal operations and maintenance as a result of his background as an Industrial & Control Electrician. He was appointed as the Director of NTPC’s Thermal Division in 2010 and has promoted alternate energy solutions within his division as well as across the company. Mike has served as Chair of the Canadian Off-Grid Utility Association for the past 10 years. His number one priority is to ensure that his employees work safely and are able to go home to family and friends at the end of every work day.
Colin Steed, Director, Hydro Operations
Colin has 30 years of experience with NTPC in various operational roles. He joined NTPC in 1989, working within the Logistics & Procurement field. He attained Supply Chain Management Professional designation in 2009. Colin previously served as Manager, Plant Operations and most recently, as Manager, System Control. In these positions, he was responsible for system generation planning including the management of reservoirs, generation, outage response & recovery. Colin is driven to maximize our renewable resources in the production of energy, while ensuring system stability, safety, and customer service.
Paul Grant, Director, Corporate Services
Paul is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a degree in economics. He has over 22 years of experience with NTPC working in finance, generation and distribution areas. Appointed as Director, Customer Service in 2016, his area of responsibilities included billing, metering and customer service. He continued to develop the customer experience by utilizing technology to make interaction with customers more timely and efficient. He was appointed Director, Corporate Planning in August 2018. In this role, he continues to oversee Customer Service, with additional responsibilities for Continuous Improvement, the Strategic Planning Process, and Communications. In November 2019, Paul assumed leadership of a new Corporate Services division, which includes his previous areas of responsibility along with Information Technology and Supply Chain Management.
Eddie Smith, Director, Health, Safety and Environment
Eddie was born and raised in Hay River and has a diploma in Renewable Resources Technology from Aurora College in Fort Smith and a B.Sc. degree from the University of Lethbridge in Environmental Science. He spent several years coaching the NWT Track and Field Team at national events and is involved in local sports and community events. Eddie joined NTPC as an Environmental Analyst in 2003, and was named Manager, Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) in 2008. Now Director, he is dedicated to improving the HSE programs and building a culture of health and safety at NTPC.